Faculty working on the online or blended GIS Graduate Certificate:
Chuanrong (Cindy) Zhang is currently a Professor at the Department of Geography and Center of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs. Zhang is a broadly trained geographer with substantive interests in geospatial technologies. Her research is interdisciplinary, with particular emphasis on geographical information science (GIS), remote sensing, geo-spatial statistics, geocomputation, GIS cyberinfrastructure, and their applications in land use/cover studies, climate change, managing disasters and natural resources, landscape ecology, environmental planning, as well as transportation studies. Her teaching focuses on GIS. She has taught a variety of different GIS courses, such as Introduction to GIS and Advanced GIS, Internet GIS, Spatial Programming, Statistical Methods in Geography, Fundamentals of GIScience, Spatial Data Analysis, and Spatial Statistics and Modeling. She is head of the Geography Department at UConn.
Rich Mrozinski has been teaching GIS courses at the University of Connecticut since fall 1998. Rich undertook his graduate studies at the University of Connecticut, where he actually earned the GIS Certificate in 1997. At UConn, Rich currently teaches GEOG 2500 – Introduction to GIS and GEOG 5510 – Applications in GIS, along with managing the three computer labs and various computer resources in the Geography Department. Rich also serves as the site license administrator for the GIS software license between UConn and Esri.